Funny: How to Break Windows Notepad
It's not a bug! It's unintended irony!
Thursday, May 18, 2006 by Zoomba | Discussion: Windows Software
This actually works. It will not crash your computer, it just breaks Notepad in that it causes it to display very oddly. No perm damage comes of the following steps.
Here's how to do it:
1. Open up Notepad (not Wordpad, not Word or any other word processor)
2. Type in this sentence exactly (without quotes): "this app can break"
3. Save the file to your hard drive.
4. Close Notepad
5. Open the saved file by double clicking it.
Instead of seeing your sentence, you should see a series of squares. For whatever reason, Notepad can't figure out what to do with that series of characters and breaks
Again, it doesn't crash the app or anything, it's just a funny little twise of fate/unintended feature
Reply #2 Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:41 PM
Reply #3 Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:18 PM
|We're IT security, we're supposed to break things in interesting ways!|
I thought that was the IT network engineers.
Reply #4 Thursday, May 18, 2006 3:22 PM
So I took it to babble fish and got the following:
Simp Chinese: 桴 □the worried thoughts ash 挠 □□knocks □
Trad Chinese: 桴 獩 □the ash □湡戠 knocks happy
Japanese: 桴? ? Ash? ? ? 敲 歡
Reply #6 Thursday, May 18, 2006 6:47 PM
"After 獩 indignant grey harassment 湡 personal sounded Fun"
i translated it from simplified chinese
Reply #7 Thursday, May 18, 2006 7:31 PM
Reply #8 Thursday, May 18, 2006 7:44 PM
Reply #9 Thursday, May 18, 2006 8:47 PM
Reply #11 Saturday, May 20, 2006 10:06 PM
Reply #12 Sunday, May 21, 2006 6:51 AM
Reply #13 Sunday, May 21, 2006 10:19 AM
Reply #14 Sunday, May 21, 2006 1:05 PM
|It is Chinese|
I see that on this computer. And you are right, on the work one, I did not have them installed, so they got squares. Mystery solved! Microsoft is selling out to the Chinese!
Reply #18 Monday, May 22, 2006 4:24 PM
|Calculator isnt broken AFAIK...|
Is it based on the Pentium 90?
Reply #20 Tuesday, May 23, 2006 9:31 AM
|Is it based on the Pentium 90?|
2+2=5 for suffeciently large values of 2
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Reply #1 Thursday, May 18, 2006 2:34 PM